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St. Brandon’s Atoll

Look no further, double-digit bonefish, trevally, permit on this exotic atoll

If wading and sight casting trevally, permit and bonefish on white sand flats of an extremely remote atoll appeals to you then St. Brandon’s is where you want to be! Located in the Indian Ocean, due east of Madagascar in the Cargados Carajos Shoals, the St. Brandon’s program is now a land-based operation with the new guesthouse located on Raphael Island. Enjoy 7 days of exploring the fish filled waters of St. Brandon’s Atoll. As a bonus there is a highly productive flat with easy wading just steps from the front porch of the guesthouse for those who like to extend their fishing day.

Fishing

A wade fisherman’s paradise, the sight-casting for bonefish, Indo-Pacific permit and several species of trevally is world class! Bonefish up to 15 lbs. have been landed on the hard white sand flats. As a bonus, there’s a highly productive easy wading flat meters away from your front porch.

Accommodation

Guests will be accommodated on Raphael Island in a new, comfortable, air-conditioned, four-bedroom guesthouse suitable for 8 anglers on a shared room basis. It has two fully renovated bathrooms for the guests, each containing a shower, basin and toilet along with two outside showers.

Gear

As a general rule, 9 ft. 9 wts. and 9 ft. 12 wts. with matching tropical floating lines is all that is needed. A complete gear list will be forwarded upon confirmation of your trip. Frontiers can provide expert advice on finding the right tackle and gear for your trip.

Trip Specifics

The trip originates in Port Louis, Mauritius. St Brandon's Atoll (Cargados Carajos Shoals) lies 268 nautical miles north-east of Mauritius. You need to arrive the day before the start of the trip to allow a time buffer for missed connections, flight delays and lost luggage. Two 50 foot sport fishers will transport guests to and from the atoll. The transfer time is approximately 26 hours. After 7 great days of fishing you will leave mid-morning the following day, arriving in Port Louis around 1 p.m. so you can plan your departing flight that evening. Medical evacuation insurance is mandatory.

Rates

For the 2016/2017 season, the program runs September-December and then April-June.
Limited to 8 anglers per week, the 10-night, 7 day fishing package is $7,500 per person based on a shared room and shared boat basis.

News

Mauritius - St Brandons - Update from the head guide

Large powder white sand flats, marl and turtle grass edges, sand spits, surf zones, islands…St Brandon’s atoll has it all. This, coupled with its enormous size and the number of the above scenarios we have the opportunity to show our guests, it’s little wonder why anyone who has been privileged enough to fish or guide on St Brandon’s ranks it so highly. It therefore comes as no surprise that St Brandon’s once ...

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Mauritius - St Brandons - 11th to 21st October

The third group of clients arrived on Raphael Island after a relatively smooth crossing. It was a pleasure to host Tony and Shaun from Tongariro River Lodge on the North Island of New Zealand. They had all been traveling for the better part of 2 days to get to the atoll so they were relieved to finally be on St. Brandon’s and to have a good rest ahead of the action packed week of fishing to come.

The first day started off in ...

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Mauritius - St Brandons - 28th Sept to 8th October

After a highly productive and enjoyable open trip of the season, we were eager to give our new guests an equally enjoyable experience on the atoll which consistently produces some of the finest wade fishing for Bonefish and Permit the world has to offer. Day 1 produced some outstanding Bonefishing with many good sized fish in shallow water coming to hand, whilst on the species front Matthew landed a solid 55cm Bluefin Trevally while fishing ...

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Mauritius - St Brandons - Season Opens

After a super smooth crossing onboard the two sport fishers, we welcomed our first group for the season, a jovial team from World Cast Anglers. There was plenty of excitement from both guests and guides as rods were rigged, leaders attached and flies strapped on….we were about to kick off the new season on St. Brandon’s with a bang!

The group couldn’t wait to get started and Day One began with legendary guide ...

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